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Palm Oil

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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91.

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why 10,000 acres in Nigeria are to be planted with palm oil when the production of this crop in Malaya is considerably more.

The project in question, in which the Colonial Development Corporation has a part interest, is still under investigation. It is designed to improve the economy of this part of Nigeria, which depends at present on production from the wild palm. There is considerable scope for improvement in both yield and quality in Nigeria.